Faith to Endure
All of us at one time or another find ourselves in a position where we have to endure. These are my personal favorite Bible verses about perseverance.
They have helped me persevere when I had lost most of my friends.
They helped me accomplish things like raising my teenage kids as a single father, of being told over 185 times that I was not the person a church was looking for in a pastor, and have helped me persevere and be faithful in the little things even through the loneliness of being single.
These perseverance verses have paid off. I have raised 3 great kids, have become the pastor of a church that loves me, and even though I am still single, I have a rich and rewarding life. I know they will help you achieve your goals as well.
Bible Verses About Perseverance to Help You Endure
3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
11 We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.
10 “Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.
2 Timothy 3:10-12
Paul’s Charge to Timothy
10 But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. 11 You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—but the Lord rescued me from all of it. 12 Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
God’s Promises Bring Hope
13 For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:
14 “I will certainly bless you, and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.”
15 Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.
Perseverance Verses Relating to Character
2 Peter 1:5-7
5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone
God’s Discipline Proves His Love
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Verses Promising A Reward For Persevering
17 “‘Well done!’ the king exclaimed. ‘You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.’
22 And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved.
2 Timothy 2:12
12 If we endure hardship, we will reign with him.
If we deny him, he will deny us.
2 Timothy 4:7-9
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
My Final Thoughts About Perseverance
Endurance, faithfulness, steadfastness as you can see are synonymous with perseverance. They all mean that God will test us at times, cause us to use our faith to be strengthened and that we will go through hard times.
However, there is a promise for us if we persevere.
There is a reward.
Not only is the reward in heaven when we get there, but God will learn that He can trust us with the hard things. He can trust us with the important things. He can trust us with the things He holds most dear to His heart.
So I would just like to encourage you to read and meditate on these Bible verses and let them sink deep into your heart. You will make it to the other side.